Thursday Doors: April 14, 2016
Today, let’s take a peek at some of the doors in Venice, Italy. I’ve been dreaming of sunny vacations for the past couple of weeks! Venice, Italy is one of those sunny, magical, dream come true spots on earth. But, it wasn’t so sunny for those who were sent to jail from the olden days until 1930.
This prison door has two big bolt locks and the peep window also has a lock! The door is narrow and one would have to be very short or stooped to get inside the cell. The cell is very small and windowless! The prison was attached to the Doge’s Palace, (the home of the ruling duke) by a passageway called the Bridge of Sighs, aptly named because you had to walk from the Doge’s Palace, where you were sentenced by a tribunal, over to the prison. It was your last look at the world, through a thick, marble, trellised window.
This is the Bridge of Sighs as it looks from the outside. There is a canal between the Doge’s Palace and the Prison.
To walk around Venice you follow very narrow pathways tucked between old buildings. You walk and suddenly the path comes to a dead end at a doorway! It’s easy to get lost or disoriented.
The buildings at the main intersections have arrows directing you to the most popular spots, so you know which way to go to the most familiar sites. Here to cross the street you look up!
The best way to get around quickly is by gondola! The doors are at water level! Just step outside your place into a gondola! For a post about my gondola experience look HERE! All the photos were taken at close up and personal gondola level!
At the end of the day treat yourself to a sit and a drink! Nothing better than being served by a gent in a white tux! I hope you enjoyed our excursion around Venice! To see all my posts on Venice just click in the tag area on Venice!
This is just one of many photos in the Thursday Door Collection featured by Norm2.0! Won’t you join in or take a peak at all the doors?
44 Responses to “Thursday Doors: April 14, 2016”
Thanks for the wonderful tour of a place I’ve sadly never visited. I know it mostly through Donna Leon’s book (but they have no pictures.) 🙂 Wonderful gallery.
Thanks Janet! If you get a chance to go, Go! We put it off for years and then we’re so surprised how absolutely wonderful it was! We were told it smelled (it doesn’t) it was crowded (it is) and a never to be forgotten place(absolutely)
I looked over the Donna Leon books! Which one do you suggest I start with? Which one was your favorite?
I’d start at the beginning with “Death at La Fenice.” If you like them, look up the order and keep going. 🙂 I’ve enjoyed them all and have all but the latest one or two. She’s one of the authors I collect. For most, I use the library…copiously! 🙂
Let me know how you like them.
I just ordered the “Fenice “to my Kindle! I’ll keep you posted! I need a vacation to catch up on my “reads”
I know the feeling. I sometimes have to take books back to the library unread because I have so many and I’ve renewed them so many times. 🙂
Gorgeous collection! That first door, with all its iron, wow, that’s like nothing I’ve ever seen! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Great historical post 🙂 Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Your welcome! Thanks for stopping by!
You’re welcome My phone has a mind of it’s own!
The first door looks well and truly locked up. 🙂
Yep no escaping that!
Nice! The first door is an ominous start!
Yes Frightful, no tv, no work program, no gym, no rehab!
This is what my hubby thinks prison should be…what do you think?
For some yes not all
👍I agree, but this is probably not the place for that discussion! My bad!
Wonderful post, and tour!
Thank you! Thanks for taking the time to look at my Thursday Doors!
What a wonderful collection and yes, that first one is quite imposing. Venice just got bumped up a little higher on my bucket list.
Great post 🙂
Thanks Norm,Venice deserves to be bumped up!
Love your doors but really love the memories you evoked. Loved Venice. 🙂
Thanks Judy, glad to know I am not the only one who LOVES Venice!
Beautiful photos, I’ve never been to Venice but you’ve made me think about going with those lovely images. That prison looks a scary place.
Jean, by all means go, it is a beautiful, magical place!
On my bucket list now. 🙂
No one gets through that first door without help from the outside.
Very nice photos! Venice has some great memories since I visited there many years ago. One of the best memories is going to St. Mark’s Square at night, sitting at one of the open tables at the cafes and listening to dueling violins and their ensembles echo through the square. I think the first door photo is great because of the weathering wood and hardware and historical image of a prison door.
That last photo of Florians and the man in the tux is at St Marks Square. Great place just as you described!
Wonderful photos of Venice and fascinating doors. It brings back memories of being hopelessly and happily lost in the maze of Venice streets.
Oh, yes that is part of the charm don’t you think?
I do agree
Wow, that’s some door!
Thanks, it is formidable😳
You brought us a beautiful collection of doors. I like the prison door (actually, the mechanism) the best.
Yes that one is my favorite too!
Love this, all of it!